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  • Justice Department Reaches Settlement to Overhaul Cleveland Police

    Just days after protests over a police shooting verdict rocked Cleveland, the Justice Department said it has reached a settlement with the city to overhaul a police department that has shown a “pattern and practice” of unnecessary force. The settlement comes after a Cleveland patrolman was…

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  • Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Launches Senate Bid to Unseat John McCain

    As popular Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain seeks a sixth term in the U.S. Senate, a potential Democratic opponent today emerged after Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, a three-term lawmaker from Flagstaff, entered the race. "In Arizona we tell it straight, so let’s get right to it,” Kirkpatrick said in a…

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  • New Orleans Cop Shooting: What We Know About Slain Officer James Bennett Jr

    James Bennett Jr., the 45-year-old New Orleans police officer shot dead in his cruiser this weekend, had over 15 years experience in law enforcement. "Bennett was a former member of the JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office] Reserve Division from April 2000 until March of 2006," the Jefferson…

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  • The Latest Twist in the Alleged Kayak Murder on the Hudson River

    A body was found this past weekend near the location where a man disappeared after his kayak capsized on the Hudson River in New York State, authorities said. Vincent Viafore, 46, disappeared last month while he was kayaking with his fiancee, Angelika Graswald, 35, authorities said. About two…

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  • Waterspout Hits Ground in Florida, Hurls Bouncy Castle Through the Air

    A waterspout that came ashore at a Florida beach turned dangerous after it hit an inflated bouncy castle, tossing it into the air and injuring three children. The swirling column of wind and ocean water that formed in Fort Lauderdale hit the ground today and video shows that it headed straight…

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  • Memorial Day 2015: 5 Quotes From President Obama

    President Obama honored the sacrifice of U.S. servicemen and women today at Arlington National Cemetery, the first Memorial Day observance where the country "is not engaged in a major ground war" and the 70th since the end of World War II, the president said.

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  • Get Tickets to Ed Sheeran's 'GMA' Concert

    Ed Sheeran will take to the Summer Concert Series stage for our party in the park on Friday, May 29, 2015.

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  • Meet Mike Huckabee: Everything You Need To Know (And Probably Didn’t Know) About The 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate

    What he does now: Huckabee, 59, was a talk show host on Fox News Channel until resigning in January to begin preparations for his presidential bid. Early political life: Huckabee was governor of Arkansas from 1996-2007. Huckabee then went on to serve two full four-year terms as governor.

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  • Veterans Hospital Dubbed 'Biggest Construction Failure' Gets $100 Million Bailout

    A project dubbed the "biggest construction failure" in the history of the Department of Veterans Affairs -- already $1 billion over budget and more than a year behind schedule -- is getting another $100 million taxpayer bailout. Construction will continue on a new veterans medical center near…

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  • How the Bird Flu Sweeping Through US Flocks Is Different Than Past Outbreaks

    An now, Minnesota has canceled its poultry shows at the state fair to protect its prize fowl. But this outbreak is different from previous outbreaks, some of which have led to human infections in other parts of the globe, experts said. There are multiple strains of the virus in the H5 family…

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  • Dispatch Audio Captures Dramatic Moments After Omaha Officer's Fatal Shooting

    The chilling audio recorded in moments after an Omaha police officer was shot in the line of duty this week has been released, and it reveals the frantic efforts to get help for the mortally wounded cop. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was shot in the chest just above her bullet proof vest on Wednesday…

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  • US Won't 'Begin to Consider' Returning to Tripoli Until 2016

    The U.S. State Department hasn’t set a date for returning to its embassy in Tripoli, Libya and likely won’t “begin[] to consider such a return” until 2016, according to a recent State Department report, citing the U.S. Ambassador to Libya. The State Department Inspector General report, published…

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  • Florida Mom Jailed Over Circumcision Dispute Agrees to Procedure

    Heather Hironimus, 31, had been in custody since May 14 after going missing for several months with her 4-year-old son, allegedly to avoid circumcising him, according to court records. Horonimus today signed paperwork to allow the procedure, attorney Ira Marcus, who represents the boy's father,…

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  • Presumed Dead, Man Starts Moving on the Way to Morgue

    The 46-year-old man's name has not been made public, but the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office report says that he hadn't been seen alive in two days when his girlfriend called police to check on him because she was unable to reach him. The fire department arrived at his apartment shortly…

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  • Hillary Clinton E-Mails: State Department Releases Hundreds of Messages About Benghazi

    Today the State Department has released 296 emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private e-mail account related to the Sept. 2012 terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The documents made public today were provided to the House Select Committee on Benghazi…

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  • Turning 18 and Turning to Breast Reduction Surgery

    Like most teenage girls, Mackenzie Langan loves to shop, but those shopping trips used to often end in tears. Mackenzie, a high school senior, is petite, standing at about 5 feet tall. “But like I have back pain, I have shoulder pain, I have like swelling on my shoulders.

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  • Historic Vote in Ireland On Gay Marriage

    Since 2010, same-sex couples in Ireland can form a civil partnership. Today, however, voters will be asked whether the Constitution should be changed to extend civil marriage rights to same-sex couples. Irish citizens, over the age of 18, who are living in Ireland and registered can vote.

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